- Common Name(s):
- Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Rosinweed is a 3 feet tall, herbaceous perennial. Leaves are alternate, sometimes opposite, and are covered by fine hairs. Lemon-yellow flower heads about the size of silver dollars appear in late summer. The name rosinweed comes from the resinous sap which when dried was used by Native Americans as a breath-freshening chewing gum. Note that there is a high level of local variability throughout its range.
Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Late summer; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall
Wildlife Value: Rosinweed is moderately deer resistant. Flowers are attractive to butterflies and songbirds may eat the seeds.
- Full sun to partial shade
- 2-5 feet
- Flower Color:
- Moist, dry
NCCES plant id: 3173